Decades after proton packs and ectoplasmic slime were first seen on the big screen, the legacy of Ghostbusters lives on in the new trailer for Ghostbusters: Afterlife.

Directed by Jason Reitman (son of Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters 2 director Ivan Reitman, who is producing the new film) from a screenplay he co-wrote with Gil Kenan, Ghostbusters: Afterlife will be released in theaters on July 10th, 2020. The new movie stars Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, and Paul Rudd.

As the children of Carrie Coon's single mom character Callie, Phoebe and Trevor are getting to know their new surroundings after inheriting an Oklahoma farmhouse from their enigmatic grandfather. While it hasn't been confirmed who that grandfather is, longtime fans of the franchise may have a strong inkling of his identity, especially since the rural property is home to the hidden Ecto-1.

According to Vanity Fair, Rudd's character was a child during the events of 1984's Ghostbusters, when the skyscraper showdown with Gozer took place, an event known to the general public as the "Manhattan Crossrip."

Synopsis: "From director Jason Reitman and producer Ivan Reitman, comes the next chapter in the original Ghostbusters universe. In Ghostbusters: Afterlife, when a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind. The film is written by Jason Reitman & Gil Kenan."

In addition to the aforementioned actors, most of the cast members from the original Ghostbusters are expected to reprise their roles in the sequel (with Dan Aykroyd also executive producing the film), and we'll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated on future announcements. In the meantime, you can watch the new trailer below, and check here to view previously released images from the film.

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    Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

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